St. Robert's Catholic Church Bulletin, August 12, 2007

St. Robert's Catholic Church

1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel: (650) 589-2800


August 12, 2007
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Jesus has many titles: Son of God, Lord, Rabbi, and Son of Man. The Son of Man refers to Jesus when he will come at the end of time to judge the living and the dead. For some the second coming of Jesus will be a joyful time. For others it will be the worse of times. How we live as Christians while Jesus is gone is critical.

During my freshman year in college, my parents went on a road trip for two months. They put me in charge of their home. I had strict orders to keep their house in good shape. The lawns had to be mowed, the house dusted and vacuumed, and the bathrooms cleaned. My parents never told me that I couldn’t have any parties though. I knew better not to have any wild parties while my parents were away. That would have been a very risky business.

Being home alone, I felt like the king of the world. I could come and go as I pleased. I could put off cleaning the house for awhile. I didn’t have to answer to anyone. Having to clean the house every week got a little tiresome considering that I was a full time student and working thirty hours a week at a department store. Rather than mopping the kitchen floor once a week, I decided to put down a bed sheet to cover it. I thought that this was a brilliant idea. It was much easier to throw a bed sheet in the washing machine than to get on my hands and knees to clean the kitchen floor.

For some reason, I got a gut feeling that my parents were coming home a day early. That morning I threw the bed sheet in the hamper. Thank goodness that I did. My parents did arrive home a day early. They were very pleased that their home was sparkling clean. It was a good thing that I was well prepared for their imminent arrival. If things were a mess and if my dear mother would have seen her bed sheet lying on her kitchen floor, I would have been in the dog house forever. Even though I was no longer the king of the house, I was glad to see my parents.

When the cat is away the mouse will play. That seems to be our human proclivity. Jesus urges us to not give into our human inclinations. We are challenged to be vigilant each and every day of our lives, for we do not know when the Son of Man will come. There is a joy and a peace that we experience when we live each day with faith. Faith instills in us the realization that life is short. Each day is to be cherished and celebrated therefore. Faith empowers us to live our life for the Lord, not for ourselves. When we live our life for the good Lord, we are always prepared and ready for his pleasantly unexpected arrival.

Fr. Paul O’Dell


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Monday - August 13
Readings: Dt 10:12-22     Mt 17:22-27

Mass Intention
Wally Mooney †
R. S. (Bobby) Vella †
St. Vincent de Paul 7:00pm Mahoney Room

Tuesday - August 14
Readings: Dt 31:1-8     Mt 18:1-5,10,12-14

Mass Intention 6:30am
Josie Mercado †
John P. Murphy †
Legion of Mary 6:30pm Library

Wednesday - August 15
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings: 1 Chr 15:3,4,15-16;16:1-2
1 Cor 15:54b-57     Lk 11:27-28

Mass Intention 6:30am
Wally Mooney †
Kevin McKenna †
Basilisa Punzalan †
Band Practice
9:30am Choir Practice

Thursday - August 16
Readings: Jos 3:7-10a,11,13-17     Mt 18:21—19:1

Mass Intention 6:30am
Wally Mooney †
Sister M. Adelaidessi

Friday - August 17
Readings: Jos 24:1-13     Mt 19:3-12

Mass Intention 6:30am
Anna Delucchi †
Lourdes Posades †
TIPPS 6:30pm Hall

Saturday - August 18
Readings: Jos 24:14-29     Mt 19:13-15

Mass Intention 8:30am
Paul and Rosina Vella †
People of St. Robert's
AA Meeting
Legion of Mary
Mahoney Room

Sunday - August 19
Readings: Jer 39:4-6,8-10     Heb 12:1-4     Lk 12:49-53

Mass Intention 7:30am
James P. Murphy †
Anacleta Calma †
Peter Guerrero †
Ronald Sinclairt †

As a Parish Community we pray …For those we love who carry the cross of cancer, aids, chemical addiction, pain and all other illnesses and for those who take care of them.



Francine Long & Kenneth Soto


Our sincere sympathy to the families of
those who died recently
George Cardoza,
David Papageorgiou &
Nancy Curtis



The Separated and Divorced Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco will be having their annual picnic at San Bruno City Park (Site 9) on Saturday, August 18th, from noon until 5pm. Cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Bring a picnic dish for six to share. To RSVP or for more information, call Vonnie at 650-873-4236 or Gail at 650-591-8452.



Welcoming all young adults in their 20’s and 30’s to liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Assumption with Most Rev. George Niederauer, Archbishop of San Francisco, on Thursday, August 16th, at 7 pm. A reception will follow in the lower level conference of the Cathedral—1111 Gough Street at Geary Blvd. For more information and to let us know you’re coming:, 415-614-5596,



A big THANK YOU to: Don & Jean Bisagno, Sandy Mangold, Pat Davani, Candie Whooley, Sue McGuirk, Marie & Carlo Noce, Pat Daansen, Nancy McMahon, Diane Interdonato, Dolores Moynihan, Maria Cansoria, Trudy McKenna and Carmen Huddleston for chaperoning students at the Mervyn’s “Back to School Shopping Spree” on Saturday, July 28th.



Saturday, August 25th following the 4:30 PM Mass
Cost: $5.00 Adults/$3.00 Kids (12 & Under)

Come and enjoy BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings.
Join in the fun, jumper for the kids.
Tickets will be sold after the Masses on August 11-12 and 18-19.
All are welcome.


Mass times are:6:30 am, 8:30 am & 6:00 pm.


Today’s gospel begins with a promise and ends with a challenge. “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.” And “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” In between, it sounds like Advent: be prepared, we don’t know when the Lord will come for any of us; and we are responsible inasmuch as we know what the Master (the Lord) wants of us. We’ve been promised the kingdom if only we open ourselves to the Spirit’s urgings and do our best to follow through with what we know is right.

But there are so many distractions in today’s society. As Sandy Irving of the North Carolina Council of Churches comments, “Once I buy a new computer (which I find extremely useful), I begin to wonder if I need a Blackberry, a new desk or a new monitor…There is no end in sight!” It is truly a challenge, as we heard last week, to use our material possessions wisely. As Jude Siciliano, OP noted in his weekly First Impressions, we Americans spend $33 billion in weight loss products and services each year and $12 billion on video rentals. For an additional $13 billion each year, basic nutrition and health care needs could be met around the world.

Rather than being overwhelmed by the inequalities of life, let us choose one action to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. We could turn off the television and take a walk in God’s creation, call someone living with cancer, or write a letter to the editor about something which matters to us. We could sort through clothes and toys and pass them on to a family or agency which needs them. We could practice the discipline of only shopping for what we need and deliberately pass up the bargain “too good to resist.” Peace, S. Sheral




Now through September 4th—Register your Safeway Cards at and St. Robert’s will get 10% of your purchase price. If you are not registered, send your Safeway receipts to St. Robert’s school or church when shopping between 9/10—10/6! Thank you for your continued support.


St. Robert's Church
1380 Crystal Springs Road
San Bruno, CA 94066-4794
Phone: 650.589-2800 Fax: 650.589.9628

Become a Festival Sponsor at this year's "Journey Through the Years" Festival on September 21-23, 2007. Promote your business and any new product or service by becoming a Game Booth and Lounge Sponsor. Here are your options:

1) Game Booth or Lounge Sponsorship:

a) Platinum $325 - Tax deductible gift, your business name displayed within our Lounge and Game Booths on a 2 x 6 sign provided by St. Robert's Church

b) Gold $200 - Tax deductible gift, your business name will be displayed in our Lounge and Game Booths

c) Silver $100 - Tax deductible gift, your business name will be displayed in our game booths

2) Donate Merchandise or Service

a) Item will be used as a raffle or door prize throughout our Festival Weekend. Your business name will be displayed at our Fri. Night Ice Cream Social, Sat. Night Dinner and at the Raffle Sale Ticket Booth

3) Make a Monetary Donation - All donations are tax deductible

Complete the bottom portion and return to the Rectory A.S.A.P.

Yes, I/we want to help!!!! Here is my/our donation of:

___$100      ___$200     __$325        _____Other $___      ___Product/Service
       Silver            Gold          Platinum



___My check is enclosed (please make checks payable to St. Robert's Church)

___My employer will match my gift (please enclose your employers matching gift form)



Your business name and key contact information will be displayed and announced throughout the festival weekend.

Gifts are tax deductible!!
Your donation is greatly appreciated - Tax ID# 94-1437729


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July 1st to August 5th (goal)
July 1st to August 5th (actual)
7/1/07-6/30/08 Weekly Goal
Collection (actual 8/05)

Thank you for your generous donation of $2,651.03
to our School, CCD and Confirmation programs.


Go to and click on the e-contributions button. The first page explains the details. There is a button to take you to the e-paluch registration page. You can register online using either your checking account or credit card.

There is no cost to you for this service.



Sign up below or on the web at

2007 Centerplate Totals

Sales: $37,531.63
Tips:     $6,147.46
Total:  $43,679.09

Sales:     $6,589.16
Tips:       $1,132.01
Total:      $7,271.17

GRAND TOTAL (as of 7/15/07)



____ Monday August 13 49ers vs Denver 12:15pm 5:00pm
____ Wednesday August 15 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Saturday August 18 49ers vs Oakland 2:45pm 7:00pm
____ Monday August 20 49er Training Camp 1:15pm 3:00-6:00pm
____ Wednesday August 22 49er Training Camp 10:30am 12:30-4:00pm
____ Thursday August 23 Giants vs Chicago Cubs 8:15am 12:35pm
____ Wednesday August 29 Giants vs Colorado 8:15am 12:35pm
FULL Friday September 7 Giants vs LA Dodgers 2:45pm 7:15pm
FULL Sunday September 9 Giants vs LA Dodgers 8:45am 1:05pm
____ Monday September 10 49ers vs Arizona 2:30pm 7:15pm
____ Sunday September 30 49ers vs Seattle 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday October 7 49ers vs Baltimore 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday October 28 49ers vs New Orleans 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday November 18 49ers vs St. Louis 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Sunday December 9 49ers vs Minnesota 8:15am 1:05pm
____ Saturday December 15 49ers vs Cincinnati 12:15pm 5:15pm

* Times are approximate and might vary somewhat.

Dress Code: Black full length slacks (no jeans, spandex, sweat pants or capris), white shirt with collar and comfortable closed toe and heel shoes.
49er Training Camp Dress Code: Khaki shorts, a white shirt with collar, and closed toe shoes.

We will carpool from the rectory.For those who work in San Frtancisco, you can meet us at AT&T Park.

Name:_________________________________Home Phone:___________________

Cell Phone:_______________Email:_______________________________________

** Return this form to the School or the Rectory

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August 18th and 19th

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Marini/Deacon Duffey
Eucharistic Ministers J. Scannell (C), C. Holland, Carlo Noce,
Marie Noce, D. Bisagno, R. Aveson,
R. Larsen, B. Larsen, M. Murphy
Lectors P. Scannell and B. Rodometkin
Altar Servers R. Brown and J. Jauregui

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Mass

Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers E. Ruggiero (C), Y. Ignacio, T. Montross,
B. Mullins, M. Ortiz
Lectors A. Reyes and S. Heaney
Altar Servers J. Landholt and J. Thomson
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Fr. O'Dell
Eucharistic Ministers A. Romine (C), G. Sinks, M. Quilici,
M. Bologna, M. Zamattia, M. Bourne,
H. Mar, A. Solis, T. Jones
Lectors J. Shick and M. Parasdas
Altar Servers J. Chase, D. McElroy and M. McHale
Little Church Little Church: Mark and Hilda
Middle Church: Gus
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass
Presider Msgr. Dreier
Eucharistic Ministers M. Giusti (C), H. Mantler, F. Firpo, J. Yee,
L. Welch, R. Benavente, C. Morgan,
L. Juvero, H. Madayag, E. Sanchez
Lectors T. Tannis and G. May
Altar Servers M. Estelita and M. Thompson

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass

Presider Fr. Healy
Eucharistic Ministers G. Landholt (C), R. Atkinson, M. Salvato,
P. Landholt, M. Huntington
Lectors M. Innes and L. Avila
Altar Servers J. Semeniuk and M. Fosse

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